Our Very Own Martian Landscape Here On Earth

This is the Mars Desert Research Station in the Utah desert. Photographer Vincent Fournier went there to make beautiful photographs that capture the loneliness and desolation of humans on Mars. Someday!

At least, I would imagine he got pretty close. We'd have to ask Mars Phoenix to verify though.

Our Very Own Martian Landscape Here On Earth

Our Very Own Martian Landscape Here On Earth

Our Very Own Martian Landscape Here On Earth

Our Very Own Martian Landscape Here On Earth

Our Very Own Martian Landscape Here On Earth

Our Very Own Martian Landscape Here On Earth

Our Very Own Martian Landscape Here On Earth

Fournier bases his photography projects around the works of Jules Verne—here, of course, From the Earth to the Moon is the inspirations. Along with these fantastic quasi-martian landscapes, Fournier also photographed many of the world's most important locations related to space exploration, including some beautiful shots of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Beautiful stuff—check out Fournier's site for more. [Vincent Fournier via BUILD]